Hello! First of all, thanks so much for your work last year to help collect data on plant/bee visitation at The Wilds! Because the Ohio Bee Survey is ramping up this year to look for queens, and because of the travel distance to make monthly visits to The Wilds, Karen Goodell and I have decided to focus on recruiting data collectors to help with the Queen bumble bee survey. You may have already signed up to help with this, but in case you haven’t, here are the details:
Bumble Bee Survey
I sincerely enjoyed spending several relaxing days with everyone at the Wilds last year!
It looks like rain isn’t moving in until 12. Let’s say YES to the Wilds tomorrow, 9/12. Hope to see you in the parking lot at 10AM 🙂
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Sorry to say, our rain date looks like rain and clouds. I have a call in to Rebecca for an on-the-ground opinion. I’ll make the call by 9PM tonight.
I haven’t had rain in my garden since before our Bee Week with Olivia, so I’m really dancing for some relief tonight! I’ll be in touch about next week soon…
The forecast is calling for AM thunderstorms and all-day clouds. I’ll update tonight if that changes, but it looks like we might have to go with our rain date, September 12th. I’ll post later to make the call.
Enjoy the last big party of summer!!
Hi all! Due to my confusion, you may or may not have some confusion about our September meeting at the Wilds. I had two dates on my calendar, for some reason, and I was confusing myself because of Labor Day. Our September date is (drum roll….) the 5th. Not news to you? Good! See you on Tuesday September 5th! Same plan (meet in parking lot), same time (10AM until done), same watch for weather updates.
We will also have an October session to close out the season on October 3rd. Karen Goodell will meet us at the Wilds and will help us process what we learned this year. We’ll review data collection protocol and bee ID and will look ahead to next year. Spoiler alert: Karen definitely wants us to be involved next year!
More details to follow, but for how please mark your calendar!
Looks like a great day to count bees and flowers! Please RSVP to me today so we know who to wait for in the parking lot. If you’re coming, bring all the goods for hot sunny day… lots of water, hat, sunscreen,food and we’ll meet in the parking lot at 10.
Hi all! Tomorrow looks bright and sunny for a day of data collection at the Wilds. I’ll be there!
PLEASE RSVP if you are coming or not. Just a quick note, please, so we know who to wait for, if you can or cannot join me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! And if not in July, see you on August 8th.
Don’t we usually dry out in July? It’s not looking promising for catching bees tomorrow. We don’t have a third rain date, but I am available on July 18th and will be at the Wilds to give it a try. I know schedules get full, but if you’re able to make it on the 18th, we’ll do our best to get our July data collected. I will post any possible changes to that schedule (rain????) here by next Monday.
Cheers, and the plus is I don’t have to water the garden!!